Welcome to The Path To Mindset Mastery! My name is Brad Bizjack! I’m a mindset strategist and coach, inspirational speaker, and creator of Appreciation Academy. I help people to elevate their relationships, career, and mindset to the next level.
Beliefs are nothing more than thought habits - an idea which you think over and over again that it feels factual. They are nothing more than a feeling of certainty about what something means. In this week's training, I am going to talk to you about the Anatomy of Beliefs and how to start identifying whether you need to rethink the way you think!
Why does it matter?
If you don't take the time to check your beliefs and make sure you truly agree with them, then they could be sabotaging your life. Your entire life is driven by your values and belief system. If you have limiting beliefs, they limit and dictate your future.
You might ask if I don't like my beliefs, why would I practice them? Surely I won't continue to believe something that I don't truly agree with? Truth is, we do subconsciously. They GIVE us certaintly. A limiting belief like, "I am not enough," might be something we have believed for a long time, and breaking out of that thought pattern, can feel uncertain and scary.
The Anatomy of Beliefs
There are three places that our beliefs come from:
References are memories of the past that we collect to support our limiting beliefs. Think of your limiting belief like a tabletop, and your memories as supporting legs. The more memories you collect, the more supported and strong this belief feels.
Once we have strong ideas and memories that support our beliefs - we keep revisiting them and finding new ways and evidence to prove them true. We continue to tell ourselves this belief over and over again, repeating those thoughts in our minds.
Extremes can create a limiting belief out of nowhere, and a tonne of supporting table legs! Extremes are a significant emotional event that happens in your life that throws your beliefs out of whack! Like a muscle contracting, it is difficult to let go of these fast-appearing beliefs and it is difficult to remember how you felt before.
How Do We Identify Our Beliefs?
To be able to identify your beliefs, let's first take a look at the two types of beliefs.
1. Global Beliefs
A general statement about a topic of thing
Rules are beliefs with a condition or an 'if.'
Now ask yourself, how would I respond to these statements...
Are any of these answers negative?
If say, you responded to the first statement with "Life is a challenge," can you see the difference your life would have if you shifted your thought pattern to "Life is sacred?"
In next week's session, we will be deep-diving into HOW we can break down these limiting beliefs.
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